Muhammad al-Ghazzali, Abu Hamid.

The Alchemy of Happiness. - 1 online resource (158 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- A Comparison of Chapters in the Revivification and the Alchemy -- Introduction -- Chapter One: Knowledge of Self -- Chapter Two: Knowledge of God -- Chapter Three: Knowledge of This World -- Chapter Four: Knowledge of the Next World -- Chapter Five: Marriage as a Help or Hindrance to the Religious Life -- Chapter Six: On Music and Dancing -- Chapter Seven: The Recollection of God -- Chapter Eight: The Love of God -- Bibliography.

Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (1058-1111) is one of the most important religious figures in Islamic history. He is particularly noted for his brilliant synthesis of mysticism and traditional Sunni Islam. Ghazzali's "The Alchemy of Happiness", written toward the end of his life, provides a succinct introduction to both the theory and practice of Sufism (Islamic mysticism). It thus offers many insights into traditional Muslim society. This translation is fully annotated for readers unfamiliar with Ghazzali and includes an introduction to his life and historical milieu.

9781317458784


Islamic ethics -- Early works to 1800.


Electronic books.

B753.G33 -- .M843 2015

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